Posts Tagged ‘perseverance’

Energy To Action

June 21, 2020

Creative God, move us from chaos to reform throughout our systems – economic, political, healthcare, education, housing, and legal. All are in need of change.

Let us be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger that we might learn from each other. (James 1:19-21).

Give us courage, grace and compassion as we confront our failures. Save us from easy answers.

And then move us to sustained action. Channel our energy and help us to persevere, even as we weary from the effort.

Help us Lord, to be better than we are.

Amen

Hope For Our Future

May 24, 2020

. . . There’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds a mystery, Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.” Hymn of Promise, v. 2, Natalie Sleeth, 1986.

Lord God who knows our future, strengthen our hope in the unseen. (Romans 8:24; 2 Corinthians 4:18)

Guide us through these difficult days towards life and peace. (Romans 8:6)

Help us to persevere that we might know, and share, and build on your love. (Romans 5:1-5)

Help us rise above hate and fear, disrupting factions and finding a better way. (Galations 5:19-26)

Move us forward, O Lord.

Amen

God Mend Thine Every Flaw

July 4, 2017

“America, America! God mend thine every flaw.  Confirm thy soul in self control, thy liberty in law.”  From the Hymn “America The Beautiful”, verse 3.

O Lord, mend our every flaw, especially those fed by hate, fear, and greed.

Give us the courage and the discipline to learn even from those with whom we disagree, to acknowledge and study the complexities of the issues before us, and to be civil and kind in our speech.

Help us pursue and implement laws that are grounded in justice and support our common life, acknowledging our responsibility and care for one another.

Let us use our liberties wisely, and be thankful for what we have.

Give us the strength to persevere so that we might truly become, “one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Amen.